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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user (pre-modern era)

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Axis, Howler (Luke Garrow), Positron, Typhoon, unidentified  Skrull agents, Zuhn
    formerly Blackjack

Enemies: First Line (Blackjack, Effigy/Velmax, Firefall, Liberty Girl/Beverly, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney (formerly Kid Justice),  Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Reflex, Yankee Clipper/Patrick "Pat" Carney), Monster Hunters (Ulysses Bloodstone, Doctor Druid/Anthony Ludgate, Namora/Aquaria Nautica Neptunia, Zawadi), NSA agent Mac Curry (Makkari)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
the Moon; Long Island

First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000)

Powers/Abilities: The Scythe displayed no particular superhuman powers. He relied on the massive scythes strapped to his arms, which he used to attack or defend himself. The blades were durable enough for him to deflect bullets and penetrate the thick hide of Howler. To protect his identity, the Scythe wore an executioner's cowl that showed his piercing blue eyes. A man of few words, the Scythe possessed a dry wit and didn't think twice to turn on an ally if he felt it was necessary.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Unrevealed

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 - (fb) - BTS) - The man who became known as the Scythe was working as a professional mercenary since at least the early- or mid-1950s, offering his services and his blade to the highest bidder. Infamous for his deeds, he was known by the authorities who had put out wanted posters on him.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 - BTS) - In 1958, the disguised Skrull Zuhn hired the Scythe and Blackjack as his bodyguards while he breached a Long Island research facility, where the vessel with which he crashed on Earth with in 1947 was being kept.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2) - When both the First Line and the Monster Hunters became aware something was wrong at the Long Island facility, they joined forces and fought the Scythe, Blackjack and several scientists mutated into monsters by the bio-moleculizer on board the Skrull ship. The Scythe was taken out by the Yankee Clipper, who beat on him mercilessly.

(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - BTS) - Aware of the fact mankind was about to embark on their first major space exploration by landing on the Moon, the Skrull Empire sent three agents to Earth to destroy Apollo 11. Figuring the failure of the Apollo mission would discourage humanity from spreading out among the stars, the three Skrulls disguised themselves as humans and contracted Typhoon and several other super-villains (Axis, Howler, Positron and Typhoon) to do their bidding.

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(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6) - The Scythe watched as Positron broke up a petty argument between Howler and Axis. She then introduced the Scythe to the others, before all of them boarded the Skrulls' flying saucer bound for the Moon (unbeknownst to them, the First Line's leader Effigy had learned of the planned attack on Apollo 11 and brought the First Line to the Moon as well). The Scythe and the others watched in awe as the Lunar Module landed on the surface of the Moon, impressed by the fact that the astronauts dared such a feat in so fragile a craft. He then joined the other villains on the surface of the Moon while the three Skrulls remained on board their craft, unaware the First Line had arrived on Luna as well.

    The villains initially spotted First Line member (and reformed villain) Blackjack, who had stealthily tried to approach his old lover Positron--when she attacked him, the others became aware of his presence. Maddened beyond reason to see this traitor, Howler stormed off to kill him, causing Typhoon to comment to the Scythe that Howler had lost his final thread of sanity. Scythe wryly commented that it was a short thread to begin with. The Scythe engaged the First Line, but when he witnessed how Howler savagely tore Axis apart, he felt it necessary to disembowel the crazed creature--with Howler and Axis apparently dead, the odds weren't in the Scythe's favor. When First Liner Effigy rigged the Skrulls' ship to explode in orbit, thereby stranding the villains and inadvertently killing Typhoon in the process, the Scythe surrendered. After the First Line took away his blades, the Scythe was tied up with Positron, the other surviving villain. The First Line took them back to Earth where, presumably, the Scythe went to jail.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).

Profile by Norvo.

  The Scythe should not be confused with

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Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6, p16, pan4 (main image)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6, p20, pan1 (slays Howler)

Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (January 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 02/04/2014
Last updated: 10/23/2019

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